Designer 2, Basketball Apparel

PUMA Group
Somerville, MA, USA
Posted 2 months ago
Full timeDesign Services,Retail Apparel and Fashion,Graphic Design

SPEED & SPIRIT is what we look for in our candidates, defined by some simple values that inspire us to BE DRIVEN in our performance, BE VIBRANT in our sporting legacy, BE TOGETHER in our team spirit, and BE YOU to let our individual talent and experience shine. Applying for a job at PUMA is easy and all genders are welcome. Simply click APPLY ONLINE and follow the steps to upload your application.

YOUR MISSION:

  • Work closely with the apparel design team, product development, and PLM team to develop seasonal international apparel ranges each year, as well as special event packs and promotional teamwear initiatives.
  • Responsible for the timely and accurate completion of artwork pages, CADS, and tech packages based on design time and action calendar.
  • Partner with Developers and World Cat sourcing offices to implement a clear understanding of product design, fit, and function. Develop thorough understanding of the capabilities, flexibility and limitations of source base.
  • Create and execute products that meet cost and margin requirements.
  • Drive desirability, innovation, and inspiration to create the next ICON products.
  • Partner with Basketball Footwear team to assure seasonal color, trend, performance and graphic alignment for Apparel range.
  • Conduct market research for competitor, best practices, consumer and price studies, and most importantly trend research.
  • Prepare and organize key account meeting tools by ensuring alignment with apparel and graphic design concepts. Create presentation decks and deliver as needed.

YOUR TALENT:

  • 3-5 years Apparel Designer level experience for an active apparel or textile company.
  • BS/BA or BFA degree preferred with design concentration.
  • Advanced skill level in Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator and Photoshop)
  • Knowledge of the Sports performance and/or Sport lifestyle market (Competition, Distribution, Price, Product, Consumer, Retail environment)
  • Strong knowledge of Basketball marketplace, consumer and industry.
  • Technical knowledge related to fabrics, trims, product development, and quality requirements.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Position requires presentations to internal and external groups.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Strong line merchandising abilities / building well rounded and balanced collections.
  • Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple projects at various stages at the same time.
  • Domestic and international travel required.

PUMA supports over 14,000 employees across 120+ countries. The PUMA Group owns the brand PUMA, Cobra Golf and stichd, and is headquartered in Herzogenaurach, Germany.

PUMA is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of PUMA to prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, gender, physical or mental disability, veteran-status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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